A dental cleaning at Complete Comfort Dental is a 25-30-minute professional cleaning you receive from Dr. Salud or dental hygienist. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay. A routine dental cleaning should include scaling, root planing and polishing.
Scaling and root planing is the process of removing plaque and tartar from all tooth surfaces with a variety of methods, depending on the amount of plaque and tartar. Traditionally, dental hygienists perform scaling by hand, however, new and advanced technology has led to more modern methods like a electric scalers. This sophisticated tool allows dental cleanings to be performed more efficiently and in less time. Both electric and manual scaling methods can be combined to achieve the best results. Polishing completes the cleaning at Complete Comfort Dental, making the surface of the teeth smooth and minimizing future plaque build-up.